The Otis Oldfield artwork photographs, 1930-1940, bulk 1930, (SAFR 24433, P99-046) are comprised mainly of photographs of
watercolor paintings by artist Otis Oldfield depicting scenes aboard DOVER (built 1891; paddle riverboat) during a 1930 trip
in the Sacramento River Delta region of California. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open
Otis Oldfield (July 3, 1890 - May 18, 1969) was an artist whose work included maritime scenes, portraits, and landscapes.
He was born in Sacramento, California, and arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1909. He left to study art in France at
the Acad�mie Julien in 1911, returning to San Francisco in 1924. He taught painting at the California College of Arts and
Crafts, and, during World War II, worked as a draftsman at the shipyards in Fort Mason.